Most people are aware that water can cause rust on metals and given enough time will erode metal away, especially if the water is hot. Seems pretty simple, but people forget that a water heater is made of metal and the water inside can be extremely hot and corrosive. That’s why ALL STORAGE WATER HEATERS COME WITH ANODE RODS!
WHAT IS A Anode Rod?
An anode rod is a metal rod anticorrosive that is placed on your water heater to ensure that the corrosive materials in the water are attracted to it instead of the lining of your water heater.
Imagine an anode rod like a magnet. All corrosive materials are attracted to the anode rod and leave the tank alone. It is a very important part of the water heater, but is designed to wear over time and must be replaced periodically.
Once the anode rod is worn, water will begin to attack the lining of the water heater and finally she will break (which can cause severe flooding and water damage).
Do not take the risk, make sure your anode rod is in good working condition! Call today or.